Yes. We think so. Bend's own Gary Bonacker. One of the loveliest guys on the planet. And strongest and...
... orneriest. When he was diagnosed with brain cancer 12 years ago, he didn't crawl into a hole. He didn't retreat. He got busy fighting back and giving back. He's one of those guys who doesn't just talk about living life to the fullest. He does it. Each and every breath. Each and every day.
Gary Bonacker: Super Survivor. And Giver. And Smiler.
Worthy Brewing is proud to again sponsor the Tour Des Chutes. This will be the 12th year. Each year, it gets bigger and better. This year the TDC decided to let the runners in on the fun. We're predicting 1,500 pedalers and another few hundred plodders, padders and pounders.
We're cooking up another Gary's No Quit Wit to commemorate our superhero. By the way, Gary does NOT think of himself as a superhero. He did not suggest the artwork. He probably would've objected but he's wise enough to know that resistance is futile when it comes to how we regard him.
This year's No Quit Wit will be amazing. With the addition of lemon, coriander and orange to the batch we don't think there will be any need to hang an orange or lemon wedge on the lip of the pint glass. It should be plenty citrusy, crisp and refreshing.
We're pleased to offer a complimentary pint of Gary's No Quit Wit to riders, runner and volunteers. If you haven't already signed up, don't hesitate. The Tour Des Chutes is one of those signature events that makes you proud to live in a community of humans who are striving to live up to their high-minded billing as Homo sapiens. The TDC is put on mostly by wise volunteers who simply care. Nearly 100% of the proceeds go to local programs to directly benefit cancer patients and survivors. Now that's worth supporting and celebrating.
To register for the TDC, or to learn more, please click here.
On Friday, July 10th, from 6p-8pm, here at Worthy Brewery, Restaurant and Gardens we'll be celebrating Gary, the volunteers and all the participants in Worthy's bier garten. We'll have live music from Greg Botsford and of course plenty of space for the younger (and adult) kids to frolick and corn hole (always feel weird about that down home nomenclature).
Come on down. Super Gary will be on hand to sign posters. He promises not to wear his tights. We'll see about the cape.